March 11, 2009

Spring Primer - Running Backs

Spring ball is fast approaching and one of the most interesting positions to watch this spring will be the running backs. On paper UCLA is very deep at the position .That means there will be hard fought competition for playing time among a very potentially talented group.

The Bruins severely missed Christian Ramirez (6-2, 212 ) last year when he became ineligible. The Bruins were forced to play two true freshmen in Derrick Coleman (6-0, 225) and Aundre Dean (6-0, 207) probably before they were ready.

Ramirez spent the fall on the scout team and is chomping at the bit to get back out there. He has finally found a home at running back and a lot is expected out of him this spring. At this point, because Ramirez does a lot of things well, if healthy and he lives up to expectations look for Ramirez to be a contributor this fall.

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